TOURNAMENT OF FILM 2017 – Popcorn Movie Bracket / 2nd Round Results

POPCORN MOVIE BRACKET

ROUND 2 RESULTS

(2 Points Per Category Win, 1 Point Per Tie)

 

1) Coco Vs. 9) Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2

ACTING

Advantage:  Guardians

WRITING/DIALOGUE

Advantage:  Guardians

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Advantage:  Coco

PRODUCTION DESIGN/VISUALS

Advantage:  Coco

SOUND/MUSIC

Advantage:  Coco

EDITING/PACING

Advantage:  Guardians

STORY/MEANING

Advantage:  Coco

DIRECTING

Advantage:  Guardians

TIME MANAGEMENT

Advantage:  Guardians

LASTABILITY

Advantage:  Coco

A FILMS GOAL

Advantage:  Coco

 

FINAL SCORE

1) Coco – 12 (Advances to 3rd Round)

9) Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 – 10

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TOURNAMENT OF FILM 2017 – Drama Bracket / 2nd Round Results

drama BRACKET

ROUND 2 RESULTS

(2 Points Per Category Win, 1 Point Per Tie)

 

1) Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Vs. 8) Wonder

ACTING

Advantage:  Three Billboards

WRITING/DIALOGUE

Advantage:  Three Billboards

CINEMATOGRAPHY

TIE

PRODUCTION DESIGN/VISUALS

Advantage:  Three Billboards

SOUND/MUSIC

Advantage:  Wonder

EDITING/PACING

Advantage:  Wonder

STORY/MEANING

Advantage:  Three Billboards

DIRECTING

Advantage:  Three Billboards

TIME MANAGEMENT

Advantage:  Wonder

LASTABILITY

Advantage:  Wonder

A FILMS GOAL

Advantage:  Three Billboards

 

FINAL SCORE

1) Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – 13 (Advances to 3rd Round)

8) Wonder – 9

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TOURNAMENT OF FILM 2017 – COMEDY BRACKET / 2nd Round Results

comedy BRACKET

ROUND 2 RESULTS

(2 Points Per Category Win, 1 Point Per Tie)

 

8) The Meyerowitz Stories (New And Selected) Vs. 16) This Is Not What I Expected

ACTING

TIE

WRITING/DIALOGUE

Advantage:  The Meyerowitz Stories

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Advantage:  This Is Not What I Expected

PRODUCTION DESIGN/VISUALS

Advantage:  This Is Not What I Expected

SOUND/MUSIC

Advantage:  The Meyerowitz Stories

EDITING/PACING

Advantage:  This Is Not What I Expected

STORY/MEANING

Advantage:  This Is Not What I Expected

DIRECTING

Advantage:  This Is Not What I Expected

TIME MANAGEMENT

Advantage:  This Is Not What I Expected

LASTABILITY

Advantage:  This Is Not What I Expected

A FILMS GOAL

Advantage:  This Is Not What I Expected

 

FINAL SCORE

8) The Meyerowitz Stories (New And Selected)- 5

16) This Is Not What I Expected – 17 (Advances to 3rd Round)

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TOURNAMENT OF FILM 2017 – Action Movie Bracket / 2nd Round Results

action movie BRACKET

ROUND 2 RESULTS

(2 Points Per Category Win, 1 Point Per Tie)

 

8) John Wick:  Chapter 2  Vs. 16) See You Up There (Au Revoir La-Haut)

ACTING

Advantage:  See You Up There

WRITING/DIALOGUE

Advantage:  See You Up There

CINEMATOGRAPHY

TIE

PRODUCTION DESIGN/VISUALS

Advantage:  See You Up There

SOUND/MUSIC

Advantage:  See You Up There

EDITING/PACING

Advantage:  See You Up There

STORY/MEANING

Advantage:  See You Up There

DIRECTING

Advantage:  See You Up There

TIME MANAGEMENT

Advantage:  John Wick

LASTABILITY

Advantage:  See You Up There

A FILMS GOAL

Advantage:  John Wick

 

FINAL SCORE

8) John Wick:  Chapter 2  – 5

16) See You Up There (Au Revoir La-Haut) – 17 (Advances to 3rd Round)

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TOURNAMENT OF FILM 2017 – Drama Bracket / 1st Round Results

drama BRACKET

ROUND 1 RESULTS

(2 Points Per Category Win, 1 Point Per Tie)

1) Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Vs. 16) Their Finest

ACTING

Advantage:  Three Billboards

WRITING/DIALOGUE

Advantage:  Three Billboards

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Advantage:  Their Finest

PRODUCTION DESIGN/VISUALS

Advantage:  Their Finest

SOUND/MUSIC

Advantage:  Their Finest

EDITING/PACING

Advantage:  Three Billboards

STORY/MEANING

Advantage:  Three Billboards

DIRECTING

Advantage:  Three Billboards

TIME MANAGEMENT

Advantage:  Their Finest

LASTABILITY

Advantage:  Three Billboards

A FILMS GOAL

Advantage:  Three Billboards

 

FINAL SCORE

1) Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – 14 (Advances to 2nd Round)

16) Their Finest – 8

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2) Call Me By Your Name Vs. 15) The Killing Of A Sacred Deer

ACTING

Advantage:  Call Me By Your Name

WRITING/DIALOGUE

Advantage:  Call Me By Your Name

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Advantage:  Call Me By Your Name

PRODUCTION DESIGN/VISUALS

Advantage:  Call Me By Your Name

SOUND/MUSIC

TIE

EDITING/PACING

Advantage:  Call Me By Your Name

STORY/MEANING

Advantage:  The Killing Of A Sacred Deer

DIRECTING

Advantage:  Call Me By Your Name

TIME MANAGEMENT

Advantage:  Call Me By Your Name

LASTABILITY

Advantage:  Call Me By Your Name

A FILMS GOAL

Advantage:  Call Me By Your Name

 

FINAL SCORE

2) Call Me By Your Name – 19 (Advances to 2nd Round)

15) The Killing Of A Sacred Deer – 3

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3) A Fantastic Woman (Una Mujer Fantastica) Vs. 14) Borg Vs. McEnroe

ACTING

TIE

WRITING/DIALOGUE

Advantage:  Borg Vs. McEnroe

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Advantage:  Borg Vs. McEnroe

PRODUCTION DESIGN/VISUALS

Advantage:  Borg Vs. McEnroe

SOUND/MUSIC

Advantage:  A Fantastic Woman

EDITING/PACING

Advantage:  Borg Vs. McEnroe

STORY/MEANING

Advantage:  Borg Vs. McEnroe

DIRECTING

Advantage:  Borg Vs. McEnroe

TIME MANAGEMENT

Advantage:  Borg Vs. McEnroe

LASTABILITY

Advantage:  Borg Vs. McEnroe

A FILMS GOAL

Advantage:  A Fantastic Woman

 

FINAL SCORE

3) A Fantastic Woman (Una Mujer Fantastica) – 5

14) Borg Vs. McEnroe – 17 (Advances to 2nd Round)

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4) Darkest Hour Vs. 13) Tom Of Finland

ACTING

Advantage:  Darkest Hour

WRITING/DIALOGUE

TIE

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Advantage:  Darkest Hour

PRODUCTION DESIGN/VISUALS

Advantage:  Darkest Hour

SOUND/MUSIC

Advantage:  Tom Of Finland

EDITING/PACING

Advantage:  Tom Of Finland

STORY/MEANING

Advantage:  Darkest Hour

DIRECTING

Advantage:  Darkest Hour

TIME MANAGEMENT

Advantage:  Tom Of Finland

LASTABILITY

Advantage:  Tom Of Finland

A FILMS GOAL

Advantage:  Darkest Hour

 

FINAL SCORE

4) Darkest Hour – 13 (Advances to 2nd Round)

13) Tom Of Finland – 9

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5) BPM (Beats Per Minute) [120 Battements Par Minute] Vs. 12) mother!

ACTING

Advantage:  BPM

WRITING/DIALOGUE

TIE

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Advantage:  mother!

PRODUCTION DESIGN/VISUALS

Advantage:  mother!

SOUND/MUSIC

Advantage:  mother!

EDITING/PACING

Advantage:  mother!

STORY/MEANING

Advantage:  BPM

DIRECTING

Advantage:  BPM

TIME MANAGEMENT

Advantage:  mother!

LASTABILITY

Advantage:  mother!

A FILMS GOAL

Advantage:  BPM

 

FINAL SCORE

5) BPM (Beats Per Minute) [120 Battements Par Minute] – 9

12) mother! – 13  (Advances to 2nd Round)

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6) The Florida Project Vs. 11) The Breadwinner

ACTING

Advantage:  The Florida Project

WRITING/DIALOGUE

Advantage:  The Breadwinner

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Advantage:  The Breadwinner

PRODUCTION DESIGN/VISUALS

Advantage:  The Breadwinner

SOUND/MUSIC

Advantage:  The Breadwinner

EDITING/PACING

TIE

STORY/MEANING

Advantage:  The Breadwinner

DIRECTING

Advantage:  The Breadwinner

TIME MANAGEMENT

Advantage:  The Breadwinner

LASTABILITY

Advantage:  The Florida Project

A FILMS GOAL

Advantage:  The Breadwinner

 

FINAL SCORE

6) The Florida Project – 5

11) Breadwinner – 17 (Advances to 2nd Round)

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7) The Post Vs. 10) Mudbound

ACTING

Advantage:  The Post

WRITING/DIALOGUE

TIE

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Advantage:  The Post

PRODUCTION DESIGN/VISUALS

Advantage:  Mudbound

SOUND/MUSIC

Advantage:  The Post

EDITING/PACING

Advantage:  Mudbound

STORY/MEANING

Advantage:  Mudbound

DIRECTING

Advantage:  The Post

TIME MANAGEMENT

Advantage:  Mudbound

LASTABILITY

Advantage:  The Post

A FILMS GOAL

Advantage:  The Post

 

FINAL SCORE

7) The Post – 13 (Advances to 2nd Round)

10) Mudbound – 9

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8) Wonder Vs. 9) Phantom Thread

ACTING

TIE

WRITING/DIALOGUE

Advantage:  Phantom Thread

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Advantage:  Phantom Thread

PRODUCTION DESIGN/VISUALS

Advantage:  Phantom Thread

SOUND/MUSIC

Advantage:  Wonder

EDITING/PACING

Advantage:  Wonder

STORY/MEANING

Advantage:  Wonder

DIRECTING

Advantage:  Phantom Thread

TIME MANAGEMENT

Advantage:  Wonder

LASTABILITY

Advantage:  Wonder

A FILMS GOAL

Advantage:  Wonder

 

FINAL SCORE

8) Wonder – 13 (Advances to 2nd Round)

9) Phantom Thread – 9

 

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TOURNAMENT OF FILM 2017 – Action Movie Bracket / 1st Round Results

ACTION MOVIE BRACKET

ROUND 1 RESULTS

(2 Points Per Category Win, 1 Point Per Tie)

1) Get Out Vs. 16) See You Up There (Au Revoir La-Haut)

ACTING

Advantage:  See You Up There

WRITING/DIALOGUE

Advantage:  See You Up There

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Advantage:  See You Up There

PRODUCTION DESIGN/VISUALS

Advantage:  See You Up There

SOUND/MUSIC

Advantage:  See You Up There

EDITING/PACING

Advantage:  See You Up There

STORY/MEANING

TIE

DIRECTING

Advantage:  See You Up There

TIME MANAGEMENT

Advantage:  See You Up There

LASTABILITY

Advantage:  See You Up There

A FILMS GOAL

Advantage:  Get Out

 

FINAL SCORE

1) Get Out – 3

16) See You Up There (Au Revoir La-Haut) – 19 (Advances to 2nd Round)

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2) Dunkirk Vs. 15) Racer And The Jailbird (Le Fidele)

ACTING

Advantage:  Racer And The Jailbird

WRITING/DIALOGUE

TIE

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Advantage:  Dunkirk

PRODUCTION DESIGN/VISUALS

Advantage:  Dunkirk

SOUND/MUSIC

Advantage:  Dunkirk

EDITING/PACING

Advantage:  Dunkirk

STORY/MEANING

Advantage:  Dunkirk

DIRECTING

Advantage:  Dunkirk

TIME MANAGEMENT

Advantage:  Dunkirk

LASTABILITY

Advantage:  Dunkirk

A FILMS GOAL

Advantage:  Dunkirk

 

FINAL SCORE

2) Dunkirk – 19 (Advances to 2nd Round)

15) Racer And The Jailbird (Le Fidele) – 3

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3) Good Time Vs. 14) The Outlaws (Beomjoidosi)

ACTING

Advantage:  Good Time

WRITING/DIALOGUE

TIE

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Advantage:  Good Time

PRODUCTION DESIGN/VISUALS

Advantage:  The Outlaws

SOUND/MUSIC

Advantage:  Good Time

EDITING/PACING

Advantage:  Good Time

STORY/MEANING

Advantage:  Good Time

DIRECTING

Advantage:  Good Time

TIME MANAGEMENT

Advantage:  Good Time

LASTABILITY

Advantage:  Good Time

A FILMS GOAL

Advantage:  Good Time

 

FINAL SCORE

3) Good Time – 19 (Advances to 2nd Round)

14) The Outlaws (Beomjoidosi) – 3

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4) Split Vs. 13) Hounds Of Love

ACTING

TIE

WRITING/DIALOGUE

Advantage:  Split

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Advantage:  Split

PRODUCTION DESIGN/VISUALS

Advantage:  Hounds Of Love

SOUND/MUSIC

Advantage:  Hounds Of Love

EDITING/PACING

Advantage:  Split

STORY/MEANING

Advantage:  Split

DIRECTING

Advantage:  Split

TIME MANAGEMENT

Advantage:  Split

LASTABILITY

Advantage:  Split

A FILMS GOAL

Advantage:  Split

 

FINAL SCORE

4) Split – 17 (Advances to 2nd Round)

13) Hounds Of Love – 5

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5) Baby Driver Vs. 12) Brawl In Cell Block 99

ACTING

Advantage:  Baby Driver

WRITING/DIALOGUE

TIE

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Advantage:  Baby Driver

PRODUCTION DESIGN/VISUALS

Advantage:  Baby Driver

SOUND/MUSIC

Advantage:  Baby Driver

EDITING/PACING

Advantage:  Baby Driver

STORY/MEANING

Advantage:  Brawl In Cell Block 99

DIRECTING

Advantage:  Baby Driver

TIME MANAGEMENT

Advantage:  Brawl In Cell Block 99

LASTABILITY

Advantage:  Baby Driver

A FILMS GOAL

Advantage:  Baby Driver

 

FINAL SCORE

5) Baby Driver – 17 (Advances to 2nd Round)

12) Brawl In Cell Block 99 – 5

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6) Raw (Grave) Vs. 11) Detroit

ACTING

Advantage:  Raw

WRITING/DIALOGUE

Advantage:  Raw

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Advantage:  Detroit

PRODUCTION DESIGN/VISUALS

Advantage:  Detroit

SOUND/MUSIC

Advantage:  Detroit

EDITING/PACING

Advantage:  Raw

STORY/MEANING

Advantage:  Detroit

DIRECTING

Advantage:  Raw

TIME MANAGEMENT

Advantage:  Detroit

LASTABILITY

Advantage:  Raw

A FILMS GOAL

Advantage:  Raw

 

FINAL SCORE

6) Raw (Grave) – 12 (Advances to 2nd Round)

11) Detroit – 10

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7) A Taxi Driver (Taeksi Woonjunsa) Vs. 10) American Made

ACTING

Advantage:  A Taxi Driver

WRITING/DIALOGUE

TIE

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Advantage:  American Made

PRODUCTION DESIGN/VISUALS

Advantage:  A Taxi Driver

SOUND/MUSIC

Advantage:  American Made

EDITING/PACING

Advantage:  A Taxi Driver

STORY/MEANING

Advantage:  A Taxi Driver

DIRECTING

Advantage:  A Taxi Driver

TIME MANAGEMENT

Advantage:  American Made

LASTABILITY

Advantage:  A Taxi Driver

A FILMS GOAL

Advantage:  A Taxi Driver

 

FINAL SCORE

7) A Taxi Driver (Taeksi Woonjunsa) – 15 (Advances to 2nd Round)

10) American Made – 7

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8) John Wick:  Chapter 2 Vs. 9) Wolf Warrior 2 (Zhan Lang II)

ACTING

Advantage:  John Wick

WRITING/DIALOGUE

Advantage:  John Wick

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Advantage:  John Wick

PRODUCTION DESIGN/VISUALS

Advantage:  John Wick

SOUND/MUSIC

TIE

EDITING/PACING

Advantage:  John Wick

STORY/MEANING

Advantage:  Wolf Warrior

DIRECTING

Advantage:  John Wick

TIME MANAGEMENT

Advantage:  John Wick

LASTABILITY

Advantage:  John Wick

A FILMS GOAL

Advantage:  Wolf Warrior

 

FINAL SCORE

8) John Wick:  Chapter 2 – 17 (Advances to 2nd Round)

9) Wolf Warrior 2 (Zhan Lang II) – 5

 

TOURNAMENT OF FILM 2017 – Comedy Bracket / 1st Round Results

COMEDY MOVIE BRACKET

ROUND 1 RESULTS

(2 Points Per Category Win, 1 Point Per Tie)

1) Lady Bird Vs. 16) This Is Not What I Expected

ACTING

TIE

WRITING/DIALOGUE

Advantage:  Lady Bird

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Advantage:  This Is Not What I Expected

PRODUCTION DESIGN/VISUALS

Advantage:  This Is Not What I Expected

SOUND/MUSIC

Advantage:  Lady Bird

EDITING/PACING

Advantage:  This Is Not What I Expected

STORY/MEANING

Advantage:  This Is Not What I Expected

DIRECTING

Advantage:  This Is Not What I Expected

TIME MANAGEMENT

Advantage:  This Is Not What I Expected

LASTABILITY

Advantage:  This Is Not What I Expected

A FILMS GOAL

Advantage:  Lady Bird

 

FINAL SCORE

1) Lady Bird – 7

16) This Is Not What I Expected – 15 (Advances to 2nd Round)

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2) The Greatest Showman Vs. 15) Table 19

ACTING

Advantage:  Table 19

WRITING/DIALOGUE

TIE

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Advantage:  The Greatest Showman

PRODUCTION DESIGN/VISUALS

Advantage:  The Greatest Showman

SOUND/MUSIC

Advantage:  The Greatest Showman

EDITING/PACING

Advantage:  Table 19

STORY/MEANING

Advantage:  Table 19

DIRECTING

Advantage:  The Greatest Showman

TIME MANAGEMENT

Advantage:  Table 19

LASTABILITY

Advantage:  The Greatest Showman

A FILMS GOAL

Advantage:  The Greatest Showman

 

FINAL SCORE

2) The Greatest Showman – 13 (Advances to 2nd Round)

15) Table 19 – 9

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3) The Big Sick Vs. 14) Bareilly Ki Barfi

ACTING

TIE

WRITING/DIALOGUE

Advantage:  The Big Sick

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Advantage:  Bareilly Ki Barfi

PRODUCTION DESIGN/VISUALS

Advantage:  Bareilly Ki Barfi

SOUND/MUSIC

Advantage:  Bareilly Ki Barfi

EDITING/PACING

Advantage:  The Big Sick

STORY/MEANING

Advantage:  The Big Sick

DIRECTING

Advantage:  The Big Sick

TIME MANAGEMENT

Advantage:  The Big Sick

LASTABILITY

Advantage:  The Big Sick

A FILMS GOAL

Advantage:  The Big Sick

 

FINAL SCORE

3) The Big Sick – 15 (Advances to 2nd Round)

14) Bareilly Ki Barfi – 7

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4) The Disaster Artist Vs. 13) Kolonya Cumhuriyeti

ACTING

Advantage:  The Disaster Artist

WRITING/DIALOGUE

Advantage:  The Disaster Artist

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Advantage:  The Disaster Artist

PRODUCTION DESIGN/VISUALS

TIE

SOUND/MUSIC

Advantage:  Kolonya Cumhuriyeti

EDITING/PACING

Advantage:  The Disaster Artist

STORY/MEANING

Advantage:  The Disaster Artist

DIRECTING

Advantage:  The Disaster Artist

TIME MANAGEMENT

Advantage:  Kolonya Cumhuriyeti

LASTABILITY

Advantage:  The Disaster Artist

A FILMS GOAL

Advantage:  The Disaster Artist

 

FINAL SCORE

4) The Disaster Artist – 17 (Advances to 2nd Round)

13) Kolonya Cumhuriyeti – 5

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5) Logan Lucky Vs. 12) Bad Genius (Chalard Games Goeng)

ACTING

Advantage:  Logan Lucky

WRITING/DIALOGUE

Advantage:  Logan Lucky

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Advantage:  Bad Genius

PRODUCTION DESIGN/VISUALS

Advantage:  Bad Genius

SOUND/MUSIC

Advantage:  Bad Genius

EDITING/PACING

TIE

STORY/MEANING

Advantage:  Logan Lucky

DIRECTING

Advantage:  Bad Genius

TIME MANAGEMENT

Advantage:  Logan Lucky

LASTABILITY

Advantage:  Logan Lucky

A FILMS GOAL

Advantage:  Logan Lucky

 

FINAL SCORE

5) Logan Lucky – 13 (Advances to 2nd Round)

12) Bad Genius (Chalard Games Goeng) – 9

*******

6) I, Tonya Vs. 11) The Death Of Stalin

ACTING

Advantage:  I, Tonya

WRITING/DIALOGUE

Advantage:  The Death Of Stalin

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Advantage:  I, Tonya

PRODUCTION DESIGN/VISUALS

Advantage:  The Death Of Stalin

SOUND/MUSIC

Advantage:  I, Tonya

EDITING/PACING

Advantage:  I, Tonya

STORY/MEANING

Advantage:  The Death Of Stalin

DIRECTING

Advantage:  I, Tonya

TIME MANAGEMENT

TIE

LASTABILITY

Advantage:  I, Tonya

A FILMS GOAL

Advantage:  I, Tonya

 

FINAL SCORE

6) I, Tonya – 15 (Advances to 2nd Round)

11) The Death Of Stalin – 7

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7) Duckweed (Cheng Feng Po Lang) Vs. 10) T2 Trainspotting

ACTING

Advantage:  T2

WRITING/DIALOGUE

Advantage:  T2

CINEMATOGRAPHY

TIE

PRODUCTION DESIGN/VISUALS

Advantage:  Duckweed

SOUND/MUSIC

Advantage:  T2

EDITING/PACING

Advantage:  T2

STORY/MEANING

Advantage:  Duckweed

DIRECTING

Advantage:  Duckweed

TIME MANAGEMENT

Advantage:  T2

LASTABILITY

Advantage:  T2

A FILMS GOAL

Advantage:  T2

 

FINAL SCORE

7) Duckweed (Cheng Feng Po Lang) – 7

10) T2 Trainspotting – 15 (Advances to 2nd Round)

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8) The Meyerowitz Stories (New And Selected) Vs. 9) Ingrid Goes West

ACTING

TIE

WRITING/DIALOGUE

Advantage:  The Meyerowitz Stories

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Advantage:  Ingrid Goes West

PRODUCTION DESIGN/VISUALS

Advantage:  The Meyerowitz Stories

SOUND/MUSIC

Advantage:  Ingrid Goes West

EDITING/PACING

Advantage:  The Meyerowitz Stories

STORY/MEANING

Advantage:  The Meyerowitz Stories

DIRECTING

Advantage:  Ingrid Goes West

TIME MANAGEMENT

Advantage:  Ingrid Goes West

LASTABILITY

Advantage:  The Meyerowitz Stories

A FILMS GOAL

Advantage:  The Meyerowitz Stories

 

FINAL SCORE

8) The Meyerowitz Stories (New And Selected) – 13 (Advances to 2nd Round)

9) Ingrid Goes West – 9

 

TOURNAMENT OF FILM 2017 – Popcorn Movie Bracket / 1st Round Results

POPCORN MOVIE BRACKET

ROUND 1 RESULTS

1) Coco Vs. 16) Alien:  Covenant

ACTING

Advantage:  Alien

WRITING/DIALOGUE

Advantage:  Coco

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Advantage:  Alien

PRODUCTION DESIGN/VISUALS

TIE

SOUND/MUSIC

Advantage:  Coco

EDITING/PACING

Advantage:  Alien

STORY/MEANING

Advantage:  Coco

DIRECTING

Advantage:  Coco

TIME MANAGEMENT

Advantage:  Alien

LASTABILITY

Advantage:  Coco

A FILMS GOAL

Advantage:  Coco

 

FINAL SCORE

1) Coco – 13 (Advances to 2nd Round)

16) Alien:  Covenant – 9

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2) The Shape Of Water Vs. 15) Colossal

ACTING

Advantage:  The Shape Of Water

WRITING/DIALOGUE

Advantage:  Colossal

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Advantage:  The Shape Of Water

PRODUCTION DESIGN/VISUALS

Advantage:  The Shape Of Water

SOUND/MUSIC

Advantage:  Colossal

EDITING/PACING

Advantage:  The Shape Of Water

STORY/MEANING

TIE

DIRECTING

Advantage:  The Shape Of Water

TIME MANAGEMENT

Advantage:  Colossal

LASTABILITY

Advantage:  The Shape Of Water

A FILMS GOAL

Advantage:  The Shape Of Water

 

FINAL SCORE

2) The Shape Of Water – 15 (Advances to 2nd Round)

15) Colossal – 7

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3) Star Wars:  The Last Jedi Vs. 14) Mary And The Witch’s Flower (Meari To Majo No Hana)

ACTING

Advantage:  Star Wars

WRITING/DIALOGUE

Advantage:  Star Wars

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Advantage:  Star Wars

PRODUCTION DESIGN/VISUALS

TIE

SOUND/MUSIC

Advantage:  Star Wars

EDITING/PACING

Advantage:  Mary And The Witch’s Flower

STORY/MEANING

Advantage:  Mary And The Witch’s Flower

DIRECTING

Advantage:  Star Wars

TIME MANAGEMENT

Advantage:  Mary And The Witch’s Flower

LASTABILITY

Advantage:  Star Wars

A FILMS GOAL

Advantage:  Star Wars

 

FINAL SCORE

3) Star Wars:  The Last Jedi – 15 (Advances to 2nd Round)

14) Mary And The Witch’s Flower (Meari To Majo No Hana) – 7

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4) Wonder Woman Vs. 13) Justice League

ACTING

Advantage:  Wonder Woman

WRITING/DIALOGUE

Advantage:  Wonder Woman

CINEMATOGRAPHY

TIE

PRODUCTION DESIGN/VISUALS

Advantage:  Wonder Woman

SOUND/MUSIC

Advantage:  Justice League

EDITING/PACING

Advantage:  Wonder Woman

STORY/MEANING

Advantage:  Wonder Woman

DIRECTING

Advantage:  Wonder Woman

TIME MANAGEMENT

Advantage:  Justice League

LASTABILITY

Advantage:  Wonder Woman

A FILMS GOAL

Advantage:  Wonder Woman

 

FINAL SCORE

4) Wonder Woman – 17 (Advances to 2nd Round)

13) Justice League – 5

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5) Logan Vs. 12) The Boss Baby

ACTING

Advantage:  Logan

WRITING/DIALOGUE

Advantage:  Logan

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Advantage:  Logan

PRODUCTION DESIGN/VISUALS

TIE

SOUND/MUSIC

Advantage:  Logan

EDITING/PACING

Advantage:  Logan

STORY/MEANING

Advantage:  Boss Baby

DIRECTING

Advantage:  Logan

TIME MANAGEMENT

Advantage:  Boss Baby

LASTABILITY

Advantage:  Logan

A FILMS GOAL

Advantage:  Logan

 

FINAL SCORE

5) Logan – 17 (Advances to 2nd Round)

12) The Boss Baby – 5

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6) It Vs. 11) Blade Runner 2049

ACTING

Advantage:  Blade Runner

WRITING/DIALOGUE

Advantage:  It

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Advantage:  Blade Runner

PRODUCTION DESIGN/VISUALS

Advantage:  Blade Runner

SOUND/MUSIC

Advantage:  Blade Runner

EDITING/PACING

Advantage:  It

STORY/MEANING

Advantage:  Blade Runner

DIRECTING

Advantage:  Blade Runner

TIME MANAGEMENT

Advantage:  It

LASTABILITY

Advantage:  It

A FILMS GOAL

Advantage:  It

 

FINAL SCORE

6) It – 10

11) Blade Runner 2049 – 12 (Advances to 2nd Round)

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7) Thor:  Ragnarok Vs. 10) War For The Planet Of The Apes

ACTING

Advantage:  Planet Of The Apes

WRITING/DIALOGUE

Advantage:  Thor

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Advantage:  Thor

PRODUCTION DESIGN/VISUALS

Advantage:  Thor

SOUND/MUSIC

Advantage:  Planet Of The Apes

EDITING/PACING

Advantage:  Planet Of The Apes

STORY/MEANING

Advantage:  Planet Of The Apes

DIRECTING

Advantage:  Planet Of The Apes

TIME MANAGEMENT

Advantage:  Planet Of The Apes

LASTABILITY

Advantage:  Thor

A FILMS GOAL

Advantage:  Thor

 

FINAL SCORE

7) Thor:  Ragnarok – 10

10) War For The Planet Of The Apes – 12 (Advances to 2nd Round)

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8) Spider-Man:  Homecoming Vs. 9) Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2

ACTING

Advantage:  Guardians Of The Galaxy

WRITING/DIALOGUE

Advantage:  Guardians Of The Galaxy

CINEMATOGRAPHY

TIE

PRODUCTION DESIGN/VISUALS

Advantage:  Guardians Of The Galaxy

SOUND/MUSIC

Advantage:  Spider-Man

EDITING/PACING

Advantage:  Spider-Man

STORY/MEANING

Advantage:  Spider-Man

DIRECTING

Advantage:  Guardians Of The Galaxy

TIME MANAGEMENT

Advantage:  Guardians Of The Galaxy

LASTABILITY

Advantage:  Guardians Of The Galaxy

A FILMS GOAL

Advantage:  Spider-Man

 

FINAL SCORE

8) Spider-Man:  Homecoming – 9

9) Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 – 13 (Advances to 2nd Round)

 

TOURNAMENT OF FILM 2017 – Full Bracket, Seedings, Rules and Information

And so begins the Simple Minded Tournament of Film for 2017!  Using our thorough and detailed analysis, we have narrowed down the field to 64 movies that will take part in the Simple Minded Entertainment Tournament of Film 2017.  So without further ado here’s the seeding and 1st round matchups for the Tournament of Film, broken down by category (action, comedy, drama and popcorn movies).  Over the next few days we will be scoring the films until we select our to movie of the year.  The rules and the selection process for the tournament are also highlighted below.

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ACTION BRACKETT
  1. Get Out Vs. 16. See You Up There (Au Revoir La-Haut)
  2. Dunkirk Vs. 15. Racer And The Jailbird (Le Fidele)
  3. Good Time Vs. 14. The Outlaws (Beomjoidosi)
  4. Split Vs. 13. Hounds Of Love
  5. Baby Driver Vs. 12. Brawl In Cell Block 99
  6. Raw (Grave) Vs. 11. Detroit
  7. A Taxi Driver (Taeksi Woonjunsa) Vs. 10. American Made
  8. John Wick: Chapter 2 Vs. 9.  Wolf Warrior 2 (Zhan Lang II)
COMEDY BRACKET
  1. Lady Bird Vs. 16. This Is Not What I Expected
  2. The Greatest Showman Vs. 15. Table 19
  3. The Big Sick Vs. 14. Bareilly Ki Barfi
  4. The Disaster Artist Vs. 13. Kolonya Cumhuriyeti
  5. Logan Lucky Vs. 12. Bad Genius (Chalard Games Goeng)
  6. I, Tonya Vs. 11. The Death Of Stalin
  7. Duckweed (Cheng Feng Po Lang) Vs. 10. T2 Trainspotting
  8. The Meyerowitz Stories (New And Selected) Vs. 9. Ingrid Goes West
DRAMA BRACKET
  1. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Vs. 16. Their Finest
  2. Call Me By Your Name Vs. 15. The Killing Of A Sacred Deer
  3. A Fantastic Woman (Una Mujer Fantastica) Vs. 14. Borg Vs. McEnroe
  4. Darkest Hour Vs. 13. Tom Of Finland
  5. BPM (Beats Per Minute) [120 Battements Par Minute] Vs. 12. mother!
  6. The Florida Project Vs. 11. The Breadwinner
  7. The Post Vs. 10. Mudbound
  8. Wonder Vs. 9. Phantom Thread
POPCORN MOVIE BRACKET
  1. Coco Vs. 16. Alien: Covenant
  2. The Shape Of Water Vs. 15. Colossal
  3. Star Wars: The Last Jedi Vs. 14. Mary And The Witch’s Flower (Meari To Majo No Hana)
  4. Wonder Woman Vs. 13. Justice League
  5. Logan Vs. 12. The Boss Baby
  6. It Vs. 11. Blade Runner 2049
  7. Thor: Ragnarok Vs. 10. War For The Planet Of The Apes
  8. Spider-Man: Homecoming Vs. 9.  Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2

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Simple Minded Weekly Recap-ITATION! – 03/09/2018

PASO DEL NORTE-CENTRIC NEWS

THE CITY OF SOCORRO DOUBLES DOWN ON THE STUPID IN THEIR ATTEMPT TO JUSTIFY A COP GIVING ULTRA PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT TO A GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL.  JUST WHEN YOU THINK SOCORRO IS ON THE CUSP OF LIVING UP TO ITS POTENTIAL, THEY GO AROUND AND DO SOMETHING AMAZINGLY CORRUPT AND/OR STUPID – Socorro government officials are known to bend the rules and in the past have gotten caught messing around with the placement of political campaign signs, the paving of home driveways, the naming of streets, attempted bribes for annexation targets and sketchy business deals.  But this latest scandal ranks right up there with the skeeviest of all Socorro government clusterfucks.  This all started when City Manager Adriana Rodarte’s son, Diego Salais, was pulled over in late January for speeding and admitted to drinking alcohol AND was found with a white substance on his nose that tested positive for cocaine.  Despite all of this, the little fucker wasn’t charged with anything and they called mommy to pick him up.  A normal person would have been breathalyzed to death and been charged with drug trafficking for the trace cocaine on the nose, but they didn’t even bother to properly test his blood alcohol level!  Instead of doing something about it, the government in Socorro decided to extend the City Manager’s contract and said that the Socorro cop was an “expert in DWI” (because DWI is like a martial art now) and that he has the authority to pick and choose, at will, who is drunk or not.  This would have probably been swept under the rug if the dash-cam video hadn’t been leaked by a heroic whistle-blower and that appears to be the only thing the Socorro government officials are mad about.  A crooked cop did a solid for an equally crooked government official and let someone who had been drinking AND doing cocaine AND driving erratically go free, but the Socorro council is mad because they have BIG BAD LEAKERS in the office.  DWI laws are fucking stupid, but if you must have overkill laws it would be nice if everyone had to follow the same rule book regardless of who your mommy is.  (cbs4local.com)

RECYCLABLE MATERIALS ARE SOLD FOR PROFIT BY INDIVIDUALS WHO COLLECT THEM YET THE CITY OF EL PASO PAYS SOMEONE TO TAKE THE RECYCLABLES.  YUP, THAT’S PAR FOR THE COURSE FOR THE CITY OF EL PASO GOVERNMENT – Because governments are lazy and incompetent, the City of El Paso is in the midst of a contract dispute with Friedman Recycling Company who wants MORE money to take the recyclables that it then sells for EVEN MORE money to people who process the recyclables.  The current sob story is that China isn’t buying certain recyclable materials anymore and now they need the city to increase what it pays them in order to protect their current profit margin.  The city could probably just create a department filled with homeless people that sorts recyclables and just let them keep whatever money they make re-selling the materials, but I’m sure the city would screw that up and Tommy Gonzalez would just hire one of his Dallas friends to “manage” that department for a $150,000 salary.  To put it in perspective, this is the equivalent of having a garage sale and paying people to take your stuff.  Government recycling programs might be a bit inefficient.  (cbs4local.com)

THE EL PASO COMMUNITY FOUNDATION AND THE CITY OF EL PASO WANT TO MAKE SCENIC DRIVE A NICER PLACE TO PARK YOUR CAR AND HAVE SEX – In more happier local news, it looks like Scenic Drive and the lookout Murchison Park area will finally get a makeover.  The renderings look great and will really give people a reason to take visitors and potential lovers up there.  Sure, we’ll miss the rusted metal, dangerous access and overall lack of safe parking – but this is the price of progress.  Hopefully this partnership works out and this awesome local attraction finally gets some monetary love instead of the illicit carnal love it normally sees.  (cbs4local.com)

REST OF THE WORLD-CENTRIC NEWS

DESPITE THE LONG STANDING POLICY THAT AMERICAN LEADERS WOULD NOT MEET DIRECTLY WITH NORTH KOREA UNTIL THEY ELIMINATE THEIR NUCLEAR WEAPONS, DONALD TRUMP WILL MEET WITH KIM JONG UN.  IF OBAMA WOULD HAVE DONE THIS, REPUBLICANS WOULD HAVE SHOT HIM ON THE SPOT AND CALLED HIM A FOREIGN TERRORIST – So despite confusion and concern from government officials, it seems that Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un WILL actually meet up and try to negotiate a deal for peace on the Korean peninsula.  Kim Jong Un already won the first round by even getting this far, so let’s see how much he can get out of Donald “Great Negotiator” Trump.  By the end of the year it’s possible that North Korea will own Guam, the Aleutian Islands and Hawaii while Donald Trump gets a fake gold watch in return.  Anything is possible when you have an idiot toddler in the White House.  (bbc.com)

AN EX-RUSSIAN SPY AND HIS DAUGHTER WERE ATTACKED IN ENGLAND BY SOMEONE USING A DEADLY AND RARE NERVE AGENT.  GEE, I WONDER WHO HAS ACCESS TO RARE AND DEADLY NERVE AGENTS AND COULD HAVE ORDERED THIS ATTACK?  COUGHPUTINCOUGH – Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, were the targets in an apparent assassination attempt that used a very nasty nerve agent.  The pair survived but are in critical condition.  No one has claimed responsibility but it’s pretty fucking obvious that Putin and Russia were behind the attack.  Putin himself could be on video delivering the poison with a giant jug marked ‘poison’ and the fuckers would still deny it.  Meanwhile, Donald Trump and his compromised cronies have remained silent on this terrorist act and are probably just waiting for talking points from daddy Putin.  (bbc.com)

DON’T FORGET YOUR GOOD LUCK CHARM!  YOU’LL NEED IT IF YOU WANT TO BE SUCCESSFUL – Although amazingly hard to accurately study, there have been multiple scientific studies to try and determine how much of a role talent and luck play in a person’s financial success.  The most recent scientific study involved a model that was developed by researchers at the University of Catania which found that luck is quite important in an individual’s success.  Although this doesn’t mean that you should just give up on working hard and just buy a bunch of lottery tickets, it does go to show that often the most skilled people aren’t always the most successful.  So work your ass off and pray to God you get a few lucky breaks if you really want to be financially successful.  (blogs.discovermagazine.com)